I thought I would give everyone a quick update about the dog rescue effort going on in North Carolina. Some of you might remember I posted about the rescue effort. From what I heard now the National English Shepherd Rescue (NESR) will be taking over the handling the care of the Farm Collie mixes in Pilot Mountain from the Scotch Collie Association to my understanding.
Currently there are 14 total dogs still there, 11 adults and 3 pups. These dogs have their origins in a breeding pair of an English Shepherd many years ago. The owner continued to breed dogs to work his cows so although more recent breeding is unclear, NESR feels they are close enough to English Shepherds to help. Right now NESR has team members heading to North Carolina this week to assess the situation with the dogs and will be coordinating vet care which will include spays/neuters, vaccinations and treatment for injuries. As well treatment for the mother and pups who appear to have mange. Some of these dogs will leave on a transport north to Minnesota. Due to limited vehicle space, NESR will need to coordinate a second wave of transport and routes will be determined based on where the foster homes are.
At this point, NESR needs specifically foster homes for these dogs and help with transporting them. They are also desperately in need of donations of towels to serve as bedding in the crates they will be transported in. If you can help or would like more info please contact the NESR. Donations of money to NESR will be appreciated as well as I am sure they will need it. They are working on getting general info and recent photos up on the website so watch out for those.
These dogs will also eventually be looking for loving homes. You can visit NESR's website to learn more about their adoption process. If you're interested in adopting one of these English Shepherd dogs or fostering, you'll find the application at the bottom of this page.
The community has already received a number of offers of help but more is needed. NESR could use all the support they can get, so please help these dogs if you can.